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Peer Support

Peer Support Service

Our peer support mentors are here to help you live well with HIV

What is peer Support?

It is an informal way of sharing experiences and knowledge between two or more individuals. Peer support is a system of giving and receiving help, founded on key principles of respect, shared responsibility, and mutual agreement of what may be helpful based on lived experiences.

The relationship is based on giving and receiving help founded on the key principles of respect, shared responsibility, and mutual agreement of what is or can be helpful.  

Engaging in this relationship people may benefit from reducing a sense of isolation and experience of living with a health condition. Create opportunities for positive changes growth and resilience.

Our trained Peer mentors’ volunteers provide a friendly supportive and confidential support to people living with HIV.

Our Peer Mentors can see you face to face or via telephone or video call.

If you’re in need of Peer Support, our Peer Mentors can:

  • Be a positive role model
  • Listen to your concerns in a confidential space
  • Help you to navigate the health care system
  • Answer some of your questions
  • Link you to resources in the community
  • Share their own life experience of living with HIV
  • Suggest ways to better manage some of the challenges that living with HIV can present
If you feel our Peer Support programme would be right for you.  Please click here